Four King & Spalding Lawyers Co-Author Global Climate Change Pamphlet

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 01:00

Four King & Spalding lawyers are co-authors of a new publication titled The SEC and Climate: Disclosure Requirements, part of the continuing series of LexisNexis global climate change special pamphlets that collectively address the law of global climate change. The pamphlet is published by Matthew Bender.The King & Spalding lawyers who contributed to the publication are Patricia T. Barmeyer, Keith M. Townsend, Lewis B. Jones and John C. Bottini.

The pamphlet also includes an examination of current practices regarding climate disclosures as well as the private and public efforts to reform those practices.

The SEC and Climate: Disclosure Requirements is available for purchase from the publisher at

Ms. Barmeyer, a partner and head of King & Spalding's environmental practice, also leads the firm's climate change task force. She concentrates her practice on environmental litigation in the areas of water, waste, air and coastal resources. She is a former senior assistant attorney general of the state of Georgia and a fellow ofthe American College of Environmental Lawyers.

Mr. Townsend is a partner in King & Spalding's corporate practice. He has significant experience advising public companies on SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, corporate governance issues and other corporate and securities matters.

Mr. Jones is a counsel in King & Spalding's tort and environmental litigation practice. Within his general environmental litigation practice, he focuses on water resources. He has extensive experience with the Endangered Species Act , wetlands permitting issues and the Comprehensive Environmental Res-ponse and Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

Mr. Bottini is an associate in King & Spalding's tort and environmental litigation practice. He is involved in all aspects of environmental law including regulatory compliance, permitting, due diligence and litigation in the areas of air, water and waste, and also handles the defense of toxic tort cases.

King & Spalding recently advised Singapore LNG Corporation Pte. Ltd. in the development and award of a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Jurong Island, Singapore, to Samsung C&T Corporation. The dollar amount of the transaction was not disclosed.

The budget for the Singapore LNG terminal is SGD 1.5 billion. Two-thirds of that amount, about SGD 1 billion, has been earmarked for the EPC contract. The facility will have an initial capacity of 3.5 million tons per annum (Mtpa), with provisions for doubling its capacity. The project is expected to be ready for start-up in 2013.

The King & Spalding legal team involved in the transaction, under the oversight of partner Philip R. Weems in Dubai, UAE, and partner Scott A. Greer, in Houston, Texas, was led by Atlanta, Ga.-based counsel Angus N. McFadden, with the assistance of counsel Amy M. Hollis and associates Angelica G. Alfaro and Robert B. Garner, all of whom are in the firm's Houston office.

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